|Writers Needed for Nakba Tour Book||By Zochrot; email Tomer Gardi at email@example.com.||30/10/2010|
|Palestinians Sentenced for Civil Disobedience||ROBERT MACKEY - New York Times - The arrests and military trials of two of the Bilin organizers drew criticism from human rights groups, Britain, the European Union and Desmond Tutu. Abdullah Abu Rahma, a teacher in the village, was arrested last December. Last week, he was sentenced to one year in prison by an Israeli military court that found him guilty of “organizing and participating in an illegal demonstration” and “incitement.” He was cleared of another charge of weapons possession after the prosecution failed to convince the court that collecting Israeli tear-gas shells and bullets fired at the demonstrators to prove that force had been used against them constituted a crime.
|OECD and Israel`s "tourist" colonization of Syria`s Golan ||Charlotte Silver -
"The website of Israel`s Ministry of Tourism spotlights the many natural as well as historic and religious sites that are unique to Israel. Moreover, it unapologetically promotes regions and attractions that are laden with political controversy."
|We need your help to stop the evictions of Um Harun. ||Sign up to receive direct action calls, firstname.lastname@example.org||26/10/2010|
|Supporting the Palestinian BDS call from within || ||26/10/2010|
|Protesting the OECD Conference in Jerusalem (Video)||jkdamours - Youtube - The OECD held its annual tourism conference in Jerusalem from October 20-22nd. Jerusalem-based activists were on-hand to highlight what tourists don`t like to see.
|Dutch company raided over involvement in occupation ||Adri Nieuwhof - EI - "Last week, the Dutch National Crime Squad raided and searched the headquarters of Riwal in Dordrecht, the Netherlands, following criminal complaints lodged by the Palestinian human rights group Al-Haq. Riwal is a European company that makes large-scale cranes and access equipment for construction sites and has been involved in the construction of Israel`s wall and settlements in the occupied West Bank"||25/10/2010|
|Beit Surik, Mon. Oct. 25: Planting Trees with Residents||Join "Action-A-Day" and Rabbis for Human Rights and. email@example.com||23/10/2010|
|Oct. 23-31: A Series of Educational Activities by AIC and OPGAI||All over Israel and Palestine.||23/10/2010|
|Sat. Oct 23: West Bank Olive Harvest||Kalkilia and Kufr Sur
Yaakov 050-5733276, Jamila 052-6251227, Micki 054-7202378, Danny 052-5655542 (north).||23/10/2010|
|Israeli Citizens Call: Cape Town Opera, Please do not Perform Porgy and Bess in Apartheid Israel!||“It behooves all South Africans, themselves erstwhile beneficiaries of generous international support, to stand up and be counted among those contributing actively to the cause of freedom and justice…we know too well that our freedom is incomplete without the freedom of the Palestinians”
Nelson Mandela, Pretoria, 4th December, 1997.
|Uproar at Tel Hai College: Nakba marked on calendar ||Tomer Velmer - Ynet - Students return identity cards after finding out college calendar marks Palestinian commemoration days. `What`s next? Will they mark Six-Day War as national occupation day?` One of them asks
|Parliamentarians, artists and intellectuals convened at the Knesset debate: Stop Lieberman`s fascism||Roni Sofer - Ynet - "The moment people begin to say what they are required to rather than what they believe â€“ that is where totalitarianism begins."
|US reform rabbis: Loyalty oath undemocratic||Kobi Nahshoni - Ynet - "If this legislation comes to the floor of the Knesset, we implore all those who themselves would be loyal to Israel`s democratic and Jewish character to oppose and vote down once and for all this un-Jewish and un-democratic legislation."||19/10/2010|
|Is Gideon Levy the most hated man in Israel, or just the most heroic?||Johann Hari - Independent - The story of Gideon Levy is the story of Israel distilled. If he loses, Israel itself is lost. ||19/10/2010|
|This time Ezra Nawi needs our help!|| ||18/10/2010|
|Mike Leigh cancels Israel visit over loyalty oath bill||Amir Bogen - Ynet - Renowned British director decides to call off October visit to Jewish state as guest of Sam Spiegel Film and Television School, citing government`s decision to pass Citizenship Act amendment as the `straw that broke the camel`s back` ||18/10/2010|
|Sun. Oct. 17: Help RHR protect Olive Groves from Settler Attacks||Please call Yehiel at 050-2110639 after Shabbat, or call Arik if you can`t reach him, 050-5607034||16/10/2010|
|Qaqun, Sat. Oct. 23: Art in the Hard Way||2:30 At Qaqun village (destroyed 1948), in Sharon region 30 min. north of Tel Aviv.
|TEL AVIV TONIGHT OCT. 16: March and Rally against Liebermanism and Racism||7 PM, Gan Meir. Transportation from all parts of Country. ao||16/10/2010|
|Celebrate the ADL`s vindictive `Top Ten` List by Planting an Olive Tree in Palestine||From the US Campaign to end the Occupation.||16/10/2010|
|Futile Friday||Greg Wilkinson--Sporting event? A bit of all three, but more than that. Nobody injured, nobody killed, this week. Mercifully. No ground lost or gained, but nearly 100 people walking, talking, shouting singing in the sun, behind a Palestinian flag towards a boring line of metal fence – no Great Wall of Israel, just a stupid obstacle to little things like justice, peace and people`s land ||17/10/2010|
|Thousands in Tel Aviv march to protest loyalty oath ||By BEN HARTMAN--Thousands marched in Tel Aviv on Saturday, to protest a recently passed citizenship amendment commonly referred to as the loyalty oath. Protesters also voiced their opposition to what they described as a rising tide of fascism in Israel, as well as the growing legitimization of calls to transfer Arabs out of Israel.||17/10/2010|
|Demand OECD to Cancel Jerusalem Tourism Conference||Demand The OECD Cancel Their Planned Tourism Conference in Jerusalem
|OECD Considers Relocating Conference Planned For Jerusalem Due To Boycott Calls||Saed Bannoura -
"Britain and Spain have already announced that they will boycott the meeting due to the choice of location." ||13/10/2010|
|Racist militia has free hand in Carmiel ||Gush Shalom: The fact of this abominable body being established by an Israeli deputy mayor, with the full support of the police, is yet another serious warning sign in the growing list of blatant racist manifestations in the Israeli public life.||12/10/2010|
|Israeli groups call on security forces to protect Palestinians||Ma`an - The Israeli rights group Yesh Din called on Israeli authorities to protect Palestinians during the olive harvest (...) "which is often disturbed by extremists among the settlers, who take the law to their hands and carry out crimes," the letter said.
According to Rabbis for Human Rights - involved daily with the harvest - the olives from 600 trees belonging to Palestinian families had been stolen.||12/10/2010|
|Rally against loyalty oath: Israel becoming fascist||Roi Mandel - Ynet - Professors, artists blast cabinet`s approval of bill obligating prospective non-Jewish citizens to pledge allegiance to `Jewish and democratic` state. Kaniuk: If we don’t take matters into our own hands, we will be destroyed ||11/10/2010|
|This Friday in Bil`in - no olives picked||Roy Wagner - The olive branch that the demonstrators carried did not persuade
the soldiers to let them through, but the soldiers did convince the
demonstrators to retreat with their tear gas.||9/10/2010|
|An open letter to the Jewish National Fund (JNF) Conference in Atlanta: please sign||Haia Noah and Gady Algazy
Negev Coexistence Forum for Civil Equality
An open letter to the Jewish National Fund (JNF) Conference in Atlanta:
Equal rights, sustainability, and development for the Negev ¡V not dispossession of the Bedouin!
If the JNF does not change its policy, it would draw the State of Israel to a war against its own citizens, the Arab population of the Negev, igniting a conflagration that cannot easily be extinguished. We, residents of the Negev, human rights activists and social organizations in Israel, make one last call for the leadership of the JNF to cease destroying the Bedouin villages in the Negev ¡V and to stop the dispossession!
please email signature to Haia Noah: firstname.lastname@example.org
Negev Coexistence Forum for Civil Equality
|Israel Deports Peace Laureate||Mel Frykberg -
"...witnessing the impact of the occupation on the daily lives of Palestinians was tough. Conditions are far harsher than I had been led to believe."
|Jordanian aid convoy arrives in Syria to join Viva Palestina 5||Saed Bannoura - IMEMC - Maisara Malas, member of the Jordanian group, stated that the convoy is loaded with medical supplies, with 60 vehicles from Jordan, 12 vehicles from different Arab Gulf countries, and 138 human rights supporters, including 23 from Oman, Bahrain and Kuwait. bz
|Natan Zach: `If I were a better swimmer, I would swim to Gaza`||Boaz Fyler - Ynet/Jerusalem Post - "I would be ready to participate in the next flotilla," said Zach, one of Israel`s leading poets. "I don`t know who else would come. I would bring interesting books and poets from around the world with me. I don`t wish to see more people killed for no reason. If I were a better swimmer, I would swim to Gaza."||5/10/2010|
|Ma`asara Demonstration 1.10.10 Israeli Army attacks clowns and kids ||This video is far from professionally made, but it unmistakably shows the power of non-violence and humor. bz||5/10/2010|
|Architects against Israeli occupation||Abe Hayeem - guardian.co.uk - With the settlement freeze over, international architects must take action to end illegal construction in the West Bank.||5/10/2010|
|Israel rejects pro-Palestinian Nobel laureate`s deportation appeal||Jack Khoury and Reuters - Haaretz - However, the Justices also said that it would have been best for the State to have accepted the court`s recommendation and allowed Maguire a 48 hour entry visa to join a delegation of women`s rights activists who planned to travel to Jerusalem, Haifa, Nazareth, Ramallah, Hebron and Bil`in to learn from the work of female peace builders. ||5/10/2010|
|Sailing To Gaza - excerpt from a personal diary ||Edith Lutz - Jewish Boat to Gaza - A soldier asks me "Would you not rather sit inside?" "No" I reply, "I have to watch what is going on. I have to look into your faces, to assure myself that you are human beings. Isn`t it crazy that we are afraid of each other?" The soldier nods (did I hear a "yes"?).
|On the boat to Gaza||Glyn Secker, captain of the Irene - Ma`an News Agency - "There then developed a sight which will remain with me for the rest of my life – with the frigate in the background, two gunboats, two landing craft and four high powered ribs spread out in a semi-circle speeding towards us at perhaps 35 knots, with their bow waves and wakes flashing in the sunshine. It was surreal, it was like an action movie, and entranced by the sight I had to remind myself this was actually happening – this overwhelming force for a 9.7 meter 40-year-old boat, the majority of its Jewish occupants over 60 years old, with no weapons and a publicized policy of passive resistance"||4/10/2010|
|South Africa`s Israel boycott||Ronnie Kasrils - The Guardian - An international boycott helped end apartheid – now South Africans are leading world opposition to racism in Israel||4/10/2010|
|Peaceful protest is not a crime||Activism -
Jewish Voice for Peace
"Call on the US Government to secure the freedom of Palestinian nonviolent organizer Abdallah Abu Rahmah"||1/10/2010|
|HARVEST SEASON IS HERE!!!!||Rabbis for Human Rights
"Olive harvest participation witll begin on October 1"||1/10/2010|
|Volunteers needed to Prevent Another Destruction at Al-Arakib||South - email@example.com, 050-9391299; Center - firstname.lastname@example.org, 052-6886867; Jerusalem - email@example.com, 054-7958143 ||2/10/2010|
|Ardent Zionist turns boycott advocate||Mel Frykberg -
"While Israel often gets a lot of negative publicity for its brutal treatment of Palestinians and the inherent racism within its society, there is a growing core of Israeli human rights activists who are challenging government policy — and paying a high price for their courage."
|Bil’in leader Abdallah Abu Rahmah sentenced to a year in prison for organizing nonviolent protests against the Wall||Adam Horowitz -
"The Israeli army, which served as prosecutor, judge and jury in this case, is try to use Abu Rahmah to set an example that will deter people from protesting. They have even said so themselves”, said Mohammed Khatib of the Popular Struggle Coordination Committee. “Their message falls on deaf ears, as we have no choice but to continue struggling for our lands, our freedom and our dignity”
|no to the annexation and suffocaton wall||yotam wolfe -
Call for action
"the community of al-walaje and its popular committee for the struggle against the wall invites all supporters to join olive harvest in one of the plots that the wall wil run through. Friday 15.10.10 12:00"
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